Authorities found a body on Tuesday in Robeson County, North Carolina, while in search of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar, who was abducted from her driveway earlier this month.
FOX8 reports police found the body at 4:45 p.m., off of Wire Grass Road. The road was one of several that the FBI previously requested surveillance footage for.
“The body has not been positively identified, but investigators with the FBI, Lumberton PD, the SBI, and the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office were following leads related to the search for 13-year-old Hania Aguilar when the discovery was made,” FBI public affairs specialist Shelly Lynch explained. “Out of an abundance of caution, investigators have notified Hania’s family, but again no confirmation has been made of the identify of the body found.”
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As CrimeOnline previously reported, Hania vanished November 5 from her own driveway at the Rosewood Mobile Home Park in Lumberton. She walked outside at around 6:58 a.m. to start her aunt’s SUV up, when an unknown man wearing all black clothing and a yellow bandana over his face approached her and forced her into the vehicle before driving it away.
Police found the vehicle abandoned a few days later, off of Quincey Drive in Lumberton after someone called 911 after spotting it. The FBI’s evidence response team is processing the vehicle for evidence.
Authorities have been asking anyone in the area with surveillance cameras to look closely for anything that may be of interest in the case.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) reports that Hania is described as a Hispanic female with black hair and brown eyes. She stand 5-feet tall and weighs around 126 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue shirt with flower prints and blue jeans.
The story is still developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: Hania Aguilar/Handout]